The City Council has voted to allow potbellied pigs within the city limits in a 5-4 decision that came after a woman challenged a century-old swine ban in one of the state's biggest cities.
Chrystal McEntee fought for the change after being ticketed when their pet pig got out of the yard. The family can now keep 16-year-old Piggy in their central Colorado Springs neighborhood.
"I'm going to go home and celebrate with my family," she said Tuesday.
The new ordinance allows just the potbellied variety of pigs. Pigs can't exceed 100 pounds, must be spayed or neutered at 4 months of age, must be on a leash and harness in public and will cost owners a $12 registration fee.